RECENT: Defining Our Field - what is 'classical music' to us, why are we involved and what can we learn from our differences? Read John Dante Prevedini's essay, watch the panel discussion and make your own comments.
The Bohemian composer and violinist, Johann Wenzel Stamitz was baptised on 19 June 1717 at Nemecký Brod. He played in court orchestras in Europe and generally influenced standards of performance. As a composer, Stamitz was prolific: his fifty symphonies bear testimony to innovative structural development. He died in Mannheim and was buried on 30 March 1757.